School Intercepts Suicide Pact

ALBANY, Ore. — Middle school staff are looking into a suicide pact. A parent alerted staff at Calapooia Middle School Wednesday night after her daughter came home from school, saying a student had asked her and others to sign a suicide pledge. The student told her daughter others had already signed it. We’re told the … Continue reading »

Emotional Vigil Honors 3 Children

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It was an emotional night along Main Street Wednesday as hundreds of people honored three children at a roadside vigil. Four-year-old Tyler Hudson, 5-year-old Mckenzie Hudson, and 8-year-old John Day were all killed as they tried to cross Main Street with their mother. Her recovery continues. Parents held tight to their children … Continue reading »

Vigil Being Held for Tragedy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Three days after a terrible tragedy in Springfield, the community is coming together to remember the young victims. A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 for the three young children killed Sunday night at the intersection of 54th and Main, where a memorial for the children continues to grow. The … Continue reading »

SPD Says Driver Likely Ran Red Light

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say the driver involved in a fatal crash was likely running a red light when he entered the crosswalk on 54th and Main Sunday, killing three children and injuring their mother. Brian Antone, Patrol Officer for Springfield Police Department said various witness accounts of the crash indicate that the driver … Continue reading »

Fatal Accident Investigation Continues

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police are still investigating the crash on 54th and Main streets that happened Sunday night, which left three children dead and their mother in critical condition. The police department has released the names of those involved. The pedestrians struck were 26-year-old Cortney Jean Hudson, 4-year-old Tyler James Hudson, 5-year-old Mckenzie Mae … Continue reading »

Community Members Mourn Children Killed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Community members are showing their support for the family, all day stopping by with gifts like flowers and teddy bears. Some say they were at the intersection Sunday night and watched as emergency responders worked on scene. They came back to pay their respects a day later, but the emotions were still … Continue reading »

3 Children Killed in Pedestrian Crash

UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Monday): Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg has issued the following statement regarding the crash: “Our community has suffered a tragic loss. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who lost their lives last night on Main Street. Although we strive to make our community and Main Street as safe … Continue reading »

UO Team Pays Tribute to Lauren Jones

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team paid tribute to Lauren Jones Saturday night, their teammate who died of a bacterial infection. The home opener meet Saturday began with a moment of silence. The entire team wore warm up t-shirts with Jones’ number on the back. One teammate also wore Lauren’s … Continue reading »

4th Case of Meningococcemia Confirmed

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County now has four confirmed cases of meningococcemia. A student at the University of Oregon who died this week had a bacterial infection. That news was confirmed in the middle of a press conference Friday afternoon with public health officials. The death of UO tumbler Lauren Jones is now the fourth … Continue reading »

UO and Public Health Respond to Death

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health and the University of Oregon are ramping up their response after at least three confirmed cases and possibly a death related to the bacterial infection that can lead to Meningitis. Public health offices there say they have had to reorganize their resources to focus on the situation and … Continue reading »

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